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Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

. Although Californians already pay some of the highest sales taxes in the nation, a bill that recently passed the Assembly paves the way for the sales tax to go even higher. Assembly Bill 464 increases to 3 percent (from the current 2 percent cap) the maximum sales tax rate that can be levied by […]

CA Assembly passes fast food franchise regs

CA Assembly passes fast food franchise regs

By James Poulos . As changing consumer tastes roil the fast food industry, the California Assembly passed a so-called “Franchise Bill of Rights” designed to transform the way franchisors like McDonald’s do business. Assembly Bill 525, introduced by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, would make it harder for franchisors to in effect fire franchisees — the owner/operators […]

GOP lawmaker Scott Wilk: Fund schools with high-speed rail bonds

GOP lawmaker Scott Wilk: Fund schools with high-speed rail bonds

Thousand Oaks: Jacqui Irwin says goodbye to seat she held for a decade

Thousand Oaks: Jacqui Irwin says goodbye to seat she held for a decade

By Kelsey Stuart “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in others,” said Lou Lichtl Thousand Oaks High School Principal as he commemorated Councilmember Jacqui Irwin’s service to the community. Over 20 members of the community came to congratulate and thank Irwin for her decade of service to the city on her […]

Republican Tide Crashes in California

Republican Tide Crashes in California

by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly   *Republished with permission of author In 2014, “the year of the Republican,” California was only the state in the nation that lost solidly Republican seats to Democrats. As the election results rolled in, the perfect, red Republican wave came to a crashing end on California’s sandy beaches. Despite being denied every […]

Support from the community for Assembly candidate Rob McCoy

Support from the community for Assembly candidate Rob McCoy

Timothy J. Bond,  Thousand Oaks I would like to share a letter I submitted to the Ventura County Star a few days prior to their announcement that they endorse the Big Government Progressive candidate over the Conservative candidate, Rob McCoy. I think the readers here understand what Jacqui Irwin is all about so I won’t […]

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

Assembly, Congressional candidates to debate this weekend

By George Miller In the CA 26th Congressional District, which is most of Ventura County and parts of LA County in Malibu and West San Fernando Valley, Incumbent Julia Brownley will debate departing Assemblyman Jeff Gorell for this hotly contested seat.  Event will be at Cal State Channel Islands  Sunday night October 12  from 6:00- […]

California vs. the Constitution–on Freedom, Faith, Guns and Property

California vs. the Constitution–on Freedom, Faith, Guns and Property

    by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly *Republished with permission of author 227 years ago today, September 17th, 1787,  the U.S. Constitution was signed. On that day, the delegates met for the final time and signed the revolutionary document they had spent months crafting. As a result of their extraordinary statesmanship, this radical document gave birth […]

The Source of Jacqui Irwin’s Funding

The Source of Jacqui Irwin’s Funding

By Thomas Adams As a resident of Thousand Oaks, I have deep concerns regarding Jacqui Irwin running for State Assembly. Jacqui herself is actually a very nice person, but her misled “Obama-nomic” policies are simply more of the same of what has put California in a tailspin. She voted for Obama twice, subsequently supporting all […]

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